English singer-songwriter, Ed Sheeran is set to be a billionaire before he turns 30 in just two years.
According to Dail Mail, the 28-year-old pop star has amassed an eye-watering fortune and has millions rolling into his bank account each week thanks to the success of his Divide tour which has reportedly seen him earn close to £500 million so far.
The ‘I Don’t Care‘ crooner is expected to earn more than £100 million over the next three months of his money-spinning tour, meaning he’ll surpass U2’s record of £579.35 million made during their 2009-11 run of shows.
Reflecting on Ed’s incredible success, music industry expert Mark Borkowski told The Sun on Sunday newspaper:
‘The man who was busking on the streets is now a man who is going to be a billionaire. Above all, this shows just how potent live music is nowadays. ‘It’s the one that generates the money. The music business has moved on with labels having to be more savvy and Ed clearly has a team that knows what it’s doing.’
PR guru Marcel Knobil thinks Ed’s popularity can be linked to his humble persona and ‘raw talent’. He said:
‘Ed is an extremely talented individual who demonstrates it is not always about the packaging but about the perfect product. ‘People such as him, Adele and Sam Smith give less credence to glamour and just display raw talent.’